Design

John King shares his thoughts on modern renderings. In too many drawings a hipster cult of youth is normalized, and it threatens to paint regular folks and true nonconformists out of the picture.
6 days ago   San Francisco Chronicle
Elizabeth Burton reminds us of the close connection between housing and health, and proposes better ways to gauge how housing may affect the health and well-being of residents.
Dec 9, 2012   The Guardian (UK)
Landscape Architecture is a field in the ascendency, writes Alan G. Brake. Its rise can be traced to the inability of Architects and Planners to engage with some of the most important challenges of our time.
Dec 5, 2012   The Architect's Newspaper
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Planning education and practice fail to recognize the importance of physical design and spatial planning. Randall Arendt diagnoses the root of the disorder and suggests some treatments for returning urban planning to good health. Exclusive
Oct 31, 2012  By Randall Arendt
For those wanting to enter graduate school in 2013, applications will soon be due. Students investigating options often ask if it makes a difference where the planning school is located-in a Blog Post
Oct 29, 2012   By Ann Forsyth
As cities strive to improve the "design" and "beauty" of their buildings, how can such attributes be mandated by planning documents if their mere mention is verboten, asks Karrie Jacobs.
Oct 17, 2012   Metropolis
In an interview with the British inventor James Dyson, Ben Schiller discusses the future of engineering and design in America and the fallacies behind much "green" design.
Mar 3, 2012   Fast Company
Archinect's John Cary compiles a comprehensive list of most forward-thinking designs in 2011 that have impacted people's lives, and the way they interact with the built environment.
Dec 25, 2011   Archinect
Part of this week's Urban Design Week in New York City, design duo Original Champions of Design present three solutions to a weak wayfinding system currently in place in the city's subways.
Sep 23, 2011   Fast Company
Student designer Alexander Vittouris won a design award for his bicycle made out of bamboo. What's so special about that? Vittouris shaped the frame as it grew so it needed no assembly.
Jul 23, 2011   Grist
New playground designs are shaking up public parks around the world. So long, slides, hello interpretive playscapes.
Jul 12, 2011   Dwell